Writing SARs for Law Enforcement with Purpose & Clarity

Legal & Regulatory Compliance

Financial institutions use valuable resources for timely suspicious activity reporting, as well as continued reports. A BSA officer may often ask, “What happens to our SARs once submitted? Is anyone even reading this information?” In a never-ending sea of SARs filed with FinCEN each year, it is important that SARs are noticed and read by law enforcement. Learn how to craft a SAR narrative that tells the story and captures the attention of law enforcement while maintaining regulatory requirements.

Who Should Attend: Compliance Officers, BSA Officers, Risk Professionals, Fraud Specialists

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the minimum requirements of information that must be in a SAR
  • Learn how to write effective and captivating SAR narratives for the targeted audience – law enforcement
  • Gain confidence to meet all SAR writing regulatory expectations

Speaker Bio

Terri Luttrell
Compliance & Engagement Director
Terri Luttrell is a seasoned AML professional and former director and AML/OFAC officer with more than 20 years in the banking industry, working both in medium and large community and commercial banks ranging from $2 billion to $330 billion in asset size. Terri has successfully worked with institutions in developing BSA/OFAC programs, optimizing various automated solutions and streamlining processes while ensuring all regulatory requirements are met. As the compliance and engagement director at Abrigo, Terri provides insights that contribute and support long-term banking strategies based on analysis of market and industry trends, competitor developments, and financial and regulatory technology changes. She is an audit-certified anti-money laundering specialist and a board member of the Central Texas chapter of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). Terri earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration, specializing in business and finance from the University of North Texas.

Webinar Fees

Pricing For Price Season Pass
Bank Member $195 $0
Bank Nonmember $249 $0
Affiliate Member $195 $0
Affiliate Nonmember $249 $0

Season Pass Members receive 4 individual logins to every webinar

Additional Info

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credit

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Refunds and Cancellations: Webinar registrations are non-refundable. If the registrant is unable to attend the designated time and date of the webinar, a playback link and any written materials will be provided within 2 business days following the conclusion of the webinar

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